Kratky Growing System: Simple Space-Saving Hydroponics

Celia 4 August 2022

The Kratky growing system is essentially a small, portable hydroponic system for growing veggies that is quick & easy to set up at home. A type of passive or static

DIY Projects Fruit & Vegetables

Grow These 5 Perennial Greens to Beat $Price Rises

Celia 2 August 2022

Grocery prices have risen sharply in 2022 due to inflation, and this upwards price trend doesn't look to be stopping any time soon. Compounded by shortages due to the pandemic

Fruit & Vegetables Vegetables

How to Grow a Ton of Asparagus

Celia 27 July 2022

Asparagus is a tasty and versatile vegetable in the kitchen- you can eat it sauteed, fried, grilled, barbecued and of course fresh. There's no wonder that asparagus is one of

Fruit & Vegetables Vegetables

4 Best Livestock Guardian Dogs for Chickens

Guest Post 25 July 2022

Keeping your own chickens at home can be exciting! But chickens are food for many predators, so you might be wondering how to keep your chickens safe. Aside from building

Chickens Poultry

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake- Just 5 Ingredients!

Celia 25 July 2022

Quick to make, impresses your guests and has just 5 ingredients- what more could you ask of the humble cheesecake?! Cheesecake has long been a classic yet has never gone

Recipes

How to Repot & Ant-Proof a Blueberry Plant

Clissa 19 July 2022

Like any fruiter growing in a pot, blueberries need repotting from time to time. They can be a finicky plant, and any movement or repotting has to be timed carefully.

Fruit & Vegetables Fruit Trees

Rhubarb & Red Currant Pie

Eva van Asperen 19 July 2022

The rhubarb season is always very short here in the Netherlands- maybe that's why I love it so much! I make the most of our short season by making several

Fruit & Vegetables Recipes

5 Practical Steps Towards Food Security

Celia 6 July 2022

The rapidly rising price of food, especially fresh produce, isn't news to any of us these days. Basic living is getting tougher everywhere: inflation is up, interest rates are higher,

Fruit & Vegetables Sustainability

How to Make Ginger Powder

Celia 6 July 2022

When it's time to harvest your fresh ginger, what do you do with it all? Sure, you eat some, and you keep some for planting next season, but then what?

Fruit & Vegetables Recipes

Pumpkin, Bacon & Pine Nut Pasta

Celia 2 July 2022

Fresh-roasted nuts, crispy bacon & creamy pumpkin: what's not to love?! This simple yet delicious pumpkin, bacon & pine nut pasta dish ticks all the right boxes for flavour, texture,

Recipes

How to Grow a Ton of Asparagus

Asparagus is a tasty and versatile vegetable in the kitchen- you can eat it sauteed, fried, grilled, barbecued and of course fresh. There’s no wonder that asparagus is one of

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Rhubarb & Red Currant Pie

The rhubarb season is always very short here in the Netherlands- maybe that’s why I love it so much! I make the most of our short season by making several

Read More »

How to Make Ginger Powder

When it’s time to harvest your fresh ginger, what do you do with it all? Sure, you eat some, and you keep some for planting next season, but then what?

Read More »

Pumpkin, Bacon & Pine Nut Pasta

Fresh-roasted nuts, crispy bacon & creamy pumpkin: what’s not to love?! This simple yet delicious pumpkin, bacon & pine nut pasta dish ticks all the right boxes for flavour, texture,

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Veggie Loaf

This recipe is a staple in my home. I make it a lot, because it is healthy, easy, tasty and versatile. It is also lactose-, gluten- and sugarfree. I can

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Bush Bog

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil – I can’t recall but my biro must have

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How to Make White Oil

White oil is a multi-purpose pest treatment that is a must-have for every food garden. It is used to combat sap-sucking and chewing insects like aphids, scale, mealy bug and

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Why You Need to Grow Comfrey

Comfrey is an herbaceous perennial herb originating in Europe. A fast-growing plant belonging to the borage family, comfrey doesn’t provide fruit yet has the widest range of uses in a

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Composting Bin Test

There are a few rules, do’s and don’ts to making compost in this way, so I thought I would start with one bin (of the 2 I have) to test

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Hedgehog Hibernation House

Besides being totally adorable and super cute looking, hedgehogs are really useful animals to have in your garden. Especially because they eat a lot of snails and slugs who can’t

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